English Premiership

Mourinho: We're in trouble

2014-10-28 10:38
Jose Mourinho (AFP)
Cape Town - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits his side may be in trouble due to the injury crisis the Blues currently face ahead of a very busy match schedule.

Chelsea, who are currently leading the English Premier League standings, are preparing to play four matches in the next eight days- a task Mourinho believes may be troublesome given their injury problems up front.

According to Kickoff.com website, injuries to Diego Costa, Loic Remy and the possible fatigue of Didier Drogba are all concerns for the Blues coach.

“I have only one day, we travel to London and we are travelling to Shrewsbury,” the Portuguese tactician said.

“We are in trouble because we have so many injured players. It is even more difficult for us to go. We have to go.

Chelsea are preparing to face Shrewsbury in a League Cup fixture tonight and Mourinho will be forced to make some changes to his starting line-up.

“We now have a difficult match. Because they are doing very well in their league and doing very well against superior teams in the Capital One Cup. It’s a big day for them. We know it will be difficult for us. But that’s football.”

“We are in a difficult situation … but, when you look at the players who didn’t play – Schürrle, Salah, Zouma, Aké, Mikel – these boys are obviously going to have to play,” he said.


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